Google Remembers the 79th Anniversary of the Drive-In, Not D-Day
I visited Google this morning to check out what they came up with for the 68th Anniversary of D-Day. In 1944, some of history’s most iconic, selfless and courageous men stormed the beaches of Normandy, and I was interested to see Google’s tribute.
Shame on me. I forgot that today was the 79th anniversary of the drive-in movie theater.
To be clear, I love Google doodles. I don’t look to Google as an unofficial historian, and I understand they’d rather do funny, witty, happy or creative doodles. On the anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, I’d go without a doodle over showcasing another anniversary. No condemnation here, but I think they made a poor decision.
I hope there’s backlash. In current times, I won’t be surprised if this goes unnoticed, but I’ll be damned if I don’t share my thoughts. I just wanted to get this posted. I might expand later this evening. Until then, leave a comment and share this post. If this bothers you, don’t be silent.
Wowza! This post gave me one of my busiest blog days since 2008. I’m glad I made it to my office computer as early as I did to see the June 6th Google doodle (drive-in movies, y’all!) I think I got a jump on most of the blogs that posted on the topic. Since the 2008 election, I’ve blogged off and on, and I’ve had several “I’m back!” posts. Life always seems to get out of control, and I start to ignore my political blog for other blogs I manage or other activities.
I’ll try to be a better political opinion blogger, and if anything motivated me, it was all of my awesome readers today! You guys rock!